There are properties on Rightmove which have sold upto and over year ago, they allow agents to advertise themselves through long sold properties. This wastes peoples time, also reduces the value of other properties around these long sold properties.
Why the hell does the largest online property portal allow this to go on?
Zoopla has stopped this bad practice, yet Rightmove feel they are above the law and blatantly advertise sold properties well past their sell-by-date.
I have conted Rightmove about this and they do nothing. I would have thought there is some law against such misleading and bad practice.
Rightmove should be bought out and run by honest people. And the idiot estate agents who advertise sold property for forever and a day...shame on you!!!!!! You obviously can't sell property so hang onto any properties for dear life to make it look like you are doing good business.
Rightmove, buck your ideas up or let someone else run the company with integrity.
I am looking for a new flat to rent in East Sussex where I want to move to. It takes so long to search through and call estate agents it was a godsend to find this website.
You can search the area you want to move to, your budget, what type of house or flat, how many bedrooms and availability.
Its not just for people looking to rent, you can also search for houses to buy. Basically the website searches every estate agent and their listings so that you dont have to look through individual websites.
You can view pictures, a description, where the property is on a map and how to contact the agent.
One tip do not use the phone number given on the website as it charges you to go through their phone line and then be connected to the agent. Its best to just google the agent you want to contact and use their direct number.
Its a very easy website to use, and I have also previously used it when I moved to Soho last year to rent. It saves a lot of time and is always being updated with new properties.
When I was searching for my present home, I could not find a bungalow which was for my requirements as my local estate agents had very little bungalow properties on their lists, and so I had to move fairly quickly as the man who bought my house needed immediate vacant possession, and I had to look quickly as he said he would maybe look at another property and he was the first person to view my home and place an offer of the asking price too which was excellent for me, and also it was then sold in only 2 days from going onto the market.
A friend told me about this site to try and see if I could widen my search, which I then looked at and found a lot of properties I wanted to view.
The site has tabs at the top to choose what you are wanting to search, homes for sale, rented accommodation, new build homes, holiday lettings and to find agents in your area.
It is very easy to use, just click on your choice and if you are wanting to buy, all that is needed is to put the area of your choice or postcode of your own property if you are looking in around the same area for properties in the blank box and it shows all the homes available and you can contact the agent if you would like to view.
I went to view 2 properties and bought the 2nd one as it was more for what I was looking for and it was vacant and so my sale was finalised much quicker and my buyer was happy and I did not lose my sale, which made me very happy.
There is a choice to look at sold properties and if you click the tab and place your postcode in the box provided it gives properties in your immediate area and gives the price it was sold and it can give you an indication as to how the market is going in your area and can give you an idea of what a price could possibly be for your own property.
When you click the tab for homes for sale, a choice can be made for what type of property you are searching and how many bedrooms etc and it then shows which are available and it can narrow the search quite a lot.
This is an excellent site to search for all kinds of properties, especially if like myself my local agent did not have many available for me to view.
I recommend it for anyone to take a look if you are thinking of moving or just want to view how house prices are on the present market.
I give it 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help to some people.
I am soon to be moving into a new flat, and I was looking around on the internet to see what is available to rent in my area, and I came across Right Move when searching on Google. The website can be found at www.rightmove.co.uk and I am quite glad I found it.
The site is nice and tidy, but doesn't look boring and I find it very easy to navigate the site. There is easy choices on the site to help you find exactly what you are looking for. You can start by choosing to look at properties for sale or rent, and choose which area you are looking for by town name or postcode. You can then choose from a few other options to help perfect your search, and these options are how many bedrooms, what type of property (flat, house etc) and price range.
When the results of your search are displayed you can choose to see them in order of higest price, lowest price, newest adverts or oldest adverts. Each result will show a picture and a small description of the property, as well as a price and general area. You can click on the listing to see more details and photos, and you can also contact the lettings agent from the listing page for more details on the property, or to book a viewing.
From the results page you can also choose properties to compare so you can see which property has the best of what you are looking for in comparison of sizes of rooms, gardens etc. You can also sign up to the site to save any results you like to return to at a later time, and you can sign up to email updates of new properties available in the area (or areas) you have an interest in. This can save you loads of time instead of searching for the properties.
Personally, I think this is a great site, and is really perfect for anyone who is looking to move home, whether they are buying or renting, in any area of the UK. 5 out of 5 from Me.
Trying to find a house to move into is such a time-consuming, frustrating business that it frequently leaves me feeling frequently over-whelmed and down hearted. Rightmove.com however has helped to make the progress somewhat easier and less stressful. The ability to search through different estate agents for properties which match your specification in one go is so much quicker and simpler than trawling through property papers, estate agents windows and individual agents websites.
Working full-time really does make life difficult when trying to move house as my days off always seem to coincide with the days the agencies are shut so trying to contact them to arrange viewings can be tricky. It also means that by the time the weekly property paper has come out and I've been able to arrange a viewing all of the properties I like are inevitably already taken. Using rightmove I can nosy through suitable properties at my leisure after they are newly added and conact agencies much quicker to arrange viewings.
The search facility is very helpful as it allows you to state the area you would like to look in, how far out you are willing to go, how many rooms you require, what your price range is and how recently you want to see properties that were added. I have found that last feature to be particularly handy in the last few days as I step my hunt up a gear as it means I'm not endlessly looking through the same properties and can just check those added in the last 24 hours, 3 days etc.
The ability to save properties you like and set up e-mail alerts are also great time-saving tools, they allow me to easily compare and contrast properties I like and notify me of anything new that has become available on a weekly basis, great if I forget to check the website.
I cannot recommend this website enough, it gives you so much more control over your house hunting and makes the whole process much smoother. I haven't really explored the sales side of the website as I am currently renting, but have found my current home through right move, and hopefully the next one as well!
I am currently looking to buy a house and have found www.rightmove.co.uk an invaluable source of assistance in this. It was created in 2000 and since then has grown exponentially in usage and popularity.
It is a website which lists properties available to rent and buy from many different estate agents. I think the majority of estate agents now list all their properties on the site. It stops you having to go to twenty different estate agents' websites or even into their offices to get details of properties. This cuts down on time and allows you to see all the properties in once place.
It is very straightforward to use with simple fields to select your criteria such as renting or buying, postcode or location, how far around this area, number of bedrooms and price range. It also allows you to search properties that were added to the site at different times, so if you have checked the site recently you can just put properties added in the last three days (for example) and it will save you trawling through all the ones you have already seen.
It also has a feature allowing you to save properties so that you can create a shortlist.
The website holds all the information the agent uploads such as photos, floor plans, brochures, and descriptions. It also has a local map (via google maps) and you can see local schools and click on them to get Ofstead reports. Also via google maps, many of the properties have street views so you can look to see what the street looks like. This all really helps you to short list so you don't waste time viewing unsuitable properties.
They also have phone numbers to estate agents who are listing the properties, but beware because the phone numbers are 0844 numbers, presumably how the site makes it money. If you did want to save yourself some money then I suggest you look up the agents number separately on the internet.
A invaluable tool for property hunting!
When we were looking to buy our house, it used to take us ages scrolling through all the different estate agents websites. We then discovered www.rightmove.co.uk
This website lists thousands of properties available to buy and rent,and rather than being an actual estate agent, it is more like a broker, it lists properties from all different estate agents around the country - A bit like Auto Trader, where car dealers use the site to advertise.
This makes it ideal for people moving long distance. I now live in Bolton Lancashire, and there are many small estate agents that I have never heard of, so living down in Essex where we used to live, we would never have found the selection for sale which is available on rightmove.
When you go to the rightmove homepage it is so simple to use, just put in a postcode or area of where you are looking to buy, it then takes you to the second screen which narrows down your search; property type, bedrooms, min & max price etc... When you are ready to hit the search button, you can chose to list your search by price, lowest or highest first.
When you find a property you are interested in, you are able to view more detailed images, a full description including room sizes, and also given a link to google street view so you can see around the area before you buy. On the property details page are the estate agent's details so you can contact them to arrange a viewing.
There is a good feature on the website which alloys you to see the prices that houses have sold for, if you are looking to buy a house you can put in your postcode and it will show you the last few transactions that have gone through, helping to see if you are paying over the odds or actually getting a right bargain!
As well as properties for sale, there are thousands of properties or even rooms available to rent, the search criteria stays pretty much the same, put in your maximum monthy budget and rightmove will do all the hard work.
There is an overseas section on the website, here you can search and view houses from places like Spain, France or even the USA, again you are given the contact details for the selling agent in that country, make sure you use your work phone to call the overseas agents, the call costs are expensive!
If you are looking to sell your home, I would advise you choose an agent that advertise on Rightmove.co.uk this way you are guaranteed to be hitting the biggest number of people.
Overall I think this site is great, I often just sit on it in the evenings just looking for a bargain, or also dreaming about houses on there that we cannot afford! The only thing that can let the website down is the actual agents, I have seen houses on the site before, called the agent and found out it has sold, they hadn't got round to removing it from the website. This obviously has nothing to do with rightmove itself.
If you've got a property for sale in the UK or need to buy one then look no further than www.rightmove.co.uk. I first discovered this great website a nmber of years back now and it has grown in popularity and size since it's introduction and I reckon it's one of the best there is. I'm not sure how large this site is compared to others but I would have to guess that it's one of the largest around in the UK at least. The site features over one million properties that are listed for sale in the UK. If you want to rent or sell your house in the UK then you can go through this site as you know there will be a huge amount of people viewing it. In todays day and age the internet is fast overtaking the printed word in newspapers etc.
The site is easy to use and you simply start off by searching for a city, region or postcode and then refine the search further by entering additional criteria like price range, number of rooms etc.
Search results when they are generated can be ordered by price or search radius. There is alot of information on the site that is posted by estate agents etc. There are alot of photographs of properties and full details and dimensions of rooms and gardens. There is also a map to show the location and local information and amenities. So you have alot of information at your disposal to help you make an informed decision.
If you are interested in any of the properties on display than you can contact the agent via an online form or phone them directly. I have to admit that I found the whole website extremely clear and easy to go through and navigate.
Of course any website is only good if it is maintained with up to date information as this is always changing in the housing market and luckily enough this is so you can always find what you want whenever you want. A great website for all who are looking to sell, rent or buy.
Last summer, we put our house up for sale and made sure the estate agent we picked, advertised on rightmove. It was important to us, especially in these difficult market conditions, that we got as much advertising as possible for our house.
The following week, we were delighted with the results. Our house was very easily located on the site and as well as a good write up, we were very pleased with our selection of photos. The only let down, was that our brochure was not yet available, but this did appear, a few days later.
We excitedly started to look on rightmove for property to buy. Within two weeks, we found ourselves in the position to buy, as we had a buyer for our house.
We were surprised and delighted with how quickly our own house sold. We had put in a lot of effort to get our house ready for sale and I was proud of how good it looked. Each of our four potential buyers seemed pleased and the fourth couple through the door, made a very acceptable offer. All of the viewers had found our property on rightmove, rather than through the estate agent, so it definately did the trick for us.
We started to search for our new home using rightmove. It was great to be able to look at photos from inside and outside the property. If we were at all interested, it was then possible to download a brochure to study the finer details. All you had to do then, was phone the number, which re-directed you to the estate agent, who would set up an appointment for a viewing. I personally did not use this phone number, due to the charges involved. I picked up my yellow pages and phoned the estate agent direct instead.
Rightmove makes it very easy to find exactly the kind of property you want, in the right location for you. All you have to do is type in the town you wish to live in and press 'start search'. You are then given the option of choosing the search radius, type of property, number of bedrooms, price range and a few more, to help you narrow the search down.
After my own house sold, I was on rightmove everyday, with a cup of tea at hand. Buying and selling a house can be very stressful, but rightmove does take a lot of that stress away. Instead of having to ring or trail around every estate agent in town, you can just sit back and search at your leisure.
After quite a few brochure downloads and half a dozen house viewings, we found our dream home (or at least it will be when it's been decorated from top to bottom!) We moved in without any real hitches, last November and are delighted with how easily our purchase went.
I still enjoy have a nosey on rightmove every now and again, but I have noticed a change with the map.
The map on rightmove was amazing and when you clicked on the link, it took you to a new page with google maps. The google map gave you a real close-up view of the property. You could zoom right in and had 'birds eye' view available in most areas, which allowed you to view the property from different angles. It was amazing the amount of detail you could get from it and it helped us a great deal with our search. I can't understand why rightmove no longer have this facility available, maybe it's down to google itself, I really don't know.
If I was ever going to move again, I would definately use rightmove, but without their detailed map, they are not as good as they were.
Because of this, I would award rightmove.co.uk 4 stars.
Rightmove.co.uk is the best for house hunting, i have used it the last couple of times i have moved. Why oh why is the map changed??? It doesn't show the property to the north, south, east and west. There is also no zoom in. Sadly this puts the site back into the same league as all the other sites. Shame because i would have recommended this site wholeheartedly, now i don't feel that i can.
When I recently moved house, Right Move proved to be an invaluable resource. It is an essential resouce featuring properties on sale from a wide variety of estate agents across the UK and even abroad.
There are a number of ways you can search from properties such as by postcode or by estate agent, you can even search exclusively for new homes. The interface is really well done & allows you to easily navigate through the site.
The site really makes it easy to compare loads of properties in a particular area. If you like something you can click into it for further details and additional photos. All the big estate agents are featured on this site so you will normally get a good idea of what is selling.
My favourite part of the site is where you can take a look at how many sales there have been in a particular area over the last year or so, as well as how much the particular properties sold for. I like to keep an eye on this just to see what prices in my area are doing.
If you are the owner of an Iphone, there is now also a Right Move application allowing you to browse properties whilst on the move.
So if you're looking to move house, Right Move will prove essential in your hunt.
Right Move allows you to search for and browse properties all over the UK and even overseas. You can search by specific towns, areas or distances from postcodes. Your search can further be refined by features such as property type (e.g. houses), price, date added to the website etc. You can also choose to search for houses for sale or houses for rent, so it's perfect whatever your situation. When you have set your search, you can order the results by price (ascending or descending) and click on each property to view the details. There are usually quite a few pictures for each property - more so than most other property search websites show - so you do get a good feel for each property. You can also download the schedule and click through to the estate agent's website. On the right hand side, you'll find a map showing the location of the house and links to find out about local schools etc. My only criticism of Right Move's search is that you can't filter by house type, e.g. detached or terraced. For that reason, I often choose to search on ESPC (Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre) first because it allows me to search by house type. Overall though, the Right Move website is easier to use and always has more properties listed than ESPC, so it's always worth a look!
During my extensive search for a new house I have spent many hours on rightmove. It is the only house sale site I bother using as it contains by far the widest selection of properties. All estate agents advertise their properties on there so the only properties for sale that won't be on there are private sales.
You can filter searches much more exactly than on many sites so you can search for a specific postcode, or in a radius surrounding an entire town. There are the other expected criteria, including when the property was entered so if you are looking regularly you can just search for properties added in the last 24 hours, so you aren't swamped by properties.
The actual details on properties depend on the estate agents, and can range from the comprehensive with full description, room sizes and floor plan, to a couple of poorly taken photos and a couple of phrases taken from 'The Esate Agents Book of Cliches'. You can then save properties you are interested in and any changes in a property status, such as a price reduction or sale will automatically update in your list of saved properties.
The good thing about Rightmove is that you have instant access to properties from every estate agent and can decide which ones are worth investigating further. The next stage in the process is much more hassle. You then have to try and book viewings and trying to book viewings for several properties with several different agents is very time consuming and generally frustrating.
I have also found that Rightmove can be hideously out of date. There are properties on there that agents have told me months ago are sold subject to contract, but they are still not listed as sold on rightmove. You also may miss out on properties newly on the market, which may be sold before ever making it onto the internet. Unfortunately, I have found it necessary to also ring and visit estate agents to get them to tell me as soon as a suitable property comes on the market.
Looking to buy a property? Look no further rightmove - you never need to look at individual estate agents websites ever again!
Rightmove.co.uk is a website that contains lists of properties all over the UK. If you are thinking of buying it should be your first port of call without question. What estate agents do is place properties on the rightmove site so if you like, its a sort of accumulation of all the properties the various agents have to offer.
The search engine is superb, you can indicate where you want to look, what type of house (bungalow, flat, detached etc), its features (garden, garage etc), the all important price, where you are looking to buy or rent, pretty much everything you can think of! After you have indicated what you are searching for the site brings up all the properties that meet that criteria, showing exactly what the estate agents sales particulars would include - photos, house specs, EPC scores, rooms sizes etc. It will also include the name and details of the estate agent currently marketing the property meaning you can get in touch to go sort out a viewing should you wish to have a further look.
with the site covering all of the UK its the best place to look if you are searching for a property. As a solicitor myself I speak to lots of agents and most will testify that they wouldn't be able to survive without rightmove as anyone in the UK can gain easy access to the properties on the market in their area with a touch of a button.
Rightmove is second to none for its simplicity and superb user-friendly layout, I cannot recommend the site high enough.
I used this website the two times I have moved, and actually didn't find the properties I lived in on there, but it was a HUGE help in finding places and looking what was available, and what we would get for our money, it saved us alot of time and effort and lowered the stress barrier a little.
Rightmove.co.uk is a site for those buying, selling of looking to rent a property of any age, style, or price. It gathers information from hundreds of estate agencies and is updated daily so you are sure your looking at up to date prices!
The website is very well laid out and easy to use. When you go to the home page you will see that already you can type in your town name, country name, county name or postcode to look for properties to rent or for sale. You then get a criteria menu, where you chose price, amount of rooms, property type, radius to where you have inputted, when the property was added to the site, and also whether or not a let has been agreed (this is good if your looking to rent out your own place so you can see what is most popular and what a good price is!).
When you have put this info in (you can leave it at "any" to bring up most results) you are then taken to a list of the properties in the area specified, you can look at these in order of price low to high or high to low which is good so you can see a gradual lowering in price etc.
As you scroll down there is a brief outline of the property and a picture, your told where the property is, the price per month/per week or to buy, the amount of bedrooms, a brief description, who the property is owned by and also how many pictures there are of the property.
When you spot one you like, you simply click on the picture, and your taken to a much more detailed page about the property. Your told when the property is available, what the deposit will be on the property, the Key Features of the property, and a full description, as well as the letting agent, or estate agents details so you can get in touch with them regarding the property, you can "register interest" on the site, but I would recommend getting in touch directly with the agent to ensure you get to view the property before its sold or let! Along with these details your also shown a small map of where the property is situated, and how close it is to local train stations, which is handy if your having to travel to view the property, or if you need to use public transport for work purposes or other purposes!
As I said I used this site both times I moved homes, and although I didn't find the properties I lived in on the site, I did find the estate agents, and I was able to arrange around 100 viewings of properties without having to trawl around the offices themselves and be sat down and "talked to" by the agents, but I could sit in my own home, find homes which I liked for myself, read the details, and if I didn't like the looks of it, there was no pressure to view it, or even let it.
I definitely recommend this site to be used if your looking to buy, sell or rent a property. Its not a nice job going to different estate agents looking at homes, you get pestered into viewing places your not all that interested in, they try to get you viewing properties well out of your price range, and you can end up viewing some horrible places!!!
I suggest sitting with a pad and paper and writing down all the properties you like, with the names and phone numbers of the estate agents so you can phone them up and arrange viewings of the properties over the phone and then you simply meet them there :)
Rightmove is available across the whole country, and you can even find properties overseas which is great help if your looking to moving abroad. I don't have a bad word to say on the site!!! Good luck!